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Memorable Manitobans: Tommy Town (1893-1957)

Runner.

Born in London, he came to Brandon in 1910. A long-distance runner, he won eight Canadian championships between 1919 and 1924, and ran in the Olympic Games of 1920 and 1924. He died in White Rock, British Columbia.

He is a member of the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.

Sources:

Dictionary of Manitoba Biography by John M. “Jack” Bumsted, Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 1999.

Page revised: 29 April 2008

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